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Studying science with everyday objects

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  Citizens Center hosts National 4-H Youth Science Day   AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Graham-cracker space machines, Lego bridges and remote-controlled night lights were being crafted last week at National 4-H Youth Science Day — an event that children across the nation were attending. More than 70 youth attended…

United Way campaign set to kick off Tuesday

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   United Way of Lincoln County will unveil its financial goal for the upcoming 2012-2013 fiscal year at its Annual Campaign Kick-Off Tuesday at the YMCA in Lincolnton. Last year, the organization sought to raise $345,000 for the area agencies it serves, according to Executive…

Events in October to focus on local industries

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln Economic Development Association has kicked off its annual Industry Appreciation Month, with events planned throughout October to celebrate local businesses. The celebrations officially got under way with a signing of proclamations by both Lincolnton and Lincoln County officials on Oct. 1. Originally…

Teen charged with taking money from grocery store

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton teen is accused of stealing money from the area grocery store where she worked, a police report said. Breanna Dameron, 17, of 1159 Buffalo Shoals Road, was charged Thursday with one felony count of larceny by employee and three felony counts of…

Magic of Krewe

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Rancher vote backs $1 fee

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Ranchers across the state were given the opportunity to voice their opinions and vote for or against a mandate to charge $1 per animal sold, with dollars going toward educational programs and research for area agriculture. In Lincoln County, the N.C. Cattle Industry Assessment…

Around Town — 10-8-12

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MONDAY Coalition of Churches The Coalition of Churches will meet 7 p.m. at Oaklawn School. The public is invited to attend. Lincoln Toastmasters Lincoln Toastmasters will host open house for the Toastmasters International’s Speech Craft program 7-8:15 p.m. weekly through Oct. 29 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Contact David Turner…

Our View — Taking our job very seriously

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Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom … of the press …. Excerpting these words from the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is not intended to diminish the importance of its other provisions, but to highlight the value our Founders placed on the unique and vital role…

Criminal charges — 10-8-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Mitchell Gregory Cook Jr., 31, of 6511 Charleston Tr. in Cherryville was charged Oct. 4 with one count of habitual felon. No bond was set. Heath Alexander Brown, 26, of 306 Little St. in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 4 wit one…

Rebels, Mustangs square off

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor Game of the Week: East Lincoln Mustangs (7-0, 3-0 SPC) at West Lincoln Rebels (4-3, 2-1 SPC) The West Lincoln Rebels hope to end the East Lincoln Mustangs’ undefeated streak in today’s cross-county matchup. “Any time you get a chance to play an undefeated team you…